Chaman Antique Rug Gallery is recognized with grants from Port Washington B.I.D.

The Port Washington BID welcomes Chaman Antique Rug Gallery to Port Washington.

Chaman Antique Rug Gallery receives 2 grants from the Port Washington B.I.D. for a new tenant bonus and a new sign. Board members, Bill Haagenson and Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte, along with Holly Byrne, Executive Director, present the big check to Anna Nalbandian and owner Omid Chaman.

They recently opened on Port Washington Blvd. The gallery features an eclectic array of antique, semi-antique, and new rugs, early tapestries, exemplary room-size carpets, and collector pieces. They also provide repair services. Omid Chaman as the second generation of the family-owned company has taken the business to the next level with technology, digital skills, advertisement and a special eye for color in Oriental rugs. 

Omid shared his reasons for opening a business in Port Washington by saying, ”I relocated my antique rug and tapestry business from New York City to Port Washington, NY, drawn by the town’s serene charm and thriving arts scene. Port Washington’s picturesque waterfront setting provides the perfect backdrop for showcasing exquisite textiles. The sense of community here fosters strong connections with local artisans and collectors, enhancing the authenticity and appreciation of my craft. Additionally, the proximity to affluent neighborhoods ensures a discerning clientele eager to discover the timeless beauty of my curated collection. I Love Port Washington!” 

Bill Haagenson, board member of the B.I.D. says, “We are pleased to welcome Chaman Antique Rug Gallery and award them with 2 grants. Our community will benefit from their high-quality rugs and the friendly service they provide. We are glad Omid and his family chose Port Washington and encourage everyone to visit the gallery.” 

Chaman Antique Rug Gallery is located at 650 Port Washington Blvd at the corner of Willowdale Avenue.  

Eligible businesses within the defined business district, both new and established, can apply for grants for funding to assist with costs of signage at the place of business. Guidelines and applications, along with additional resources for business owners, can be found on the Port Washington B.I.D. website under the Business Resource heading. Inquiries can also be directed to the Port Washington B.I.D. Office at 516-883-8890. 


About the Port Washington Business Improvement District 

The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) is committed to improving the economic and business health of the Port Washington commercial area through marketing, promotions, physical improvements, and enhanced municipal services for all those who live, work, and visit our community. 

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